The Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society is a non-profit organisation founded in 1967. Since 1973 the society has maintained and managed the Old School Museum, which is housed in a heritage building (originally a school with the master’s residence attached) dating from 1873.
The Society is also responsible for an archive collection. It acquires, conserves, researches and exhibits the history of Merimbula, Pambula and adjacent areas for the purpose of education and enjoyment of both local residents and visitors.
Contexte géographique et culturel
Merimbula is a coastal town on the Sapphire Coast, southern New South Wales, halfway between Melbourne and Sydney. The Old School Museum is in the centre of Merimbula.
Textes de référence
Incorporated as a voluntary organisation.
Committee as set out in the Society Incorporation Act (NSW) and Society rules.
Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte
Mosaic software used and, under the collection policy, the emphasis is on collecting material relating to the local area.
Old School Building and storage annexe with toilet.
Extensive local records, written material, oral histories, maps, artifacts and photographs.
Instruments de recherche, guides et publications
See the website and brochures for details. Some local historical books for sale.
Zone de l'accès
Open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 1.30pm-4pm.
Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation
Dependant on availability of volunteers.
The heritage building is not accessible to wheelchairs.
Zone des services offerts
Services d'aide à la recherche
Provided by volunteers as required.
Services de reproduction
Photocopying and limited scanning available.
Museum and grounds are open to the public on opening days or by arrangement. Office and storage annexe are closed to the public.
Zone du contrôle
Identifiant de la description
Identifiant du service d'archives
Règles et/ou conventions utilisées
Niveau de détail
Dates de production, de révision et de suppression
Revised 13 April 2018
Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice
Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
Genealogical (Thematic area)
Local Studies (Thematic area)
Old School Museum, Main Street, Merimbula Merimbula, New South Wales 2548